Grandma’s Sugar Cookies - Carolina Country

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

4.4/5 rating (7 votes)
Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

Whip up a classic creation without cookie cutters! This reader's recipe makes cookies ready to decorate or simply dunk in a hot mug of cocoa!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Beat sugar gradually into butter. Combine flour, soda, vinegar, vanilla and salt in a separate bowl. Combine the sugar mixture and the flour mixture, adding a little at a time. Roll into small balls on ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of

Ann Westra of Youngsville

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Comments (7)

  • I tried this recipe and there was either too much butter or not enough flour or BOTH. they ran together once the heat of the oven hit them and were so thin you could not scrape them out of the pan. Did anyone else try this?

    January 15, 2018 |

  • I am so sorry you are having problems with this recipe. I tried them and yes they are thin but that is the way old fashioned sugar cookies were. Also you have to leave enough space between them to allow for them to expand. I have made them about three times already and they are delicious. I had a long rectangle baking sheet which I used a small cookie scoop and only put about 12 scoops to a pan. I hope this helps.

    Jenny |
    January 15, 2018 |

  • Very good!!!

    Sheila Harrington |
    January 30, 2018 |

  • Very good cookie

    Shirley Johnson |
    February 08, 2018 |

  • I tried it again and used 1 stick of butter and it was GREAT!

    February 26, 2018 |

  • I am looking for a thin sugar cookie recipe, which this looks like it will work. However do this cookies come out soft or crunchy?

    Debbie |
    November 09, 2018 |

  • This is the best sugar cookie recipe, family, friends and coworkers raved over them and requested I share the recipe.

    Debra |
    January 07, 2019 |

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